"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I arrive, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching."
1 Timothy 4, v12-13
We tend to think of teaching in the church as just what happens in the pulpit, but here Paul reminds Timothy that it goes beyond words. People will look at our actions and the example we set, especially those who stand up at the front and take on leadership roles. This is especially true for preachers, who help people understand God's word and what it means for them. Teaching can also happen in children and youth work, in small groups, and many other settings.
Do you see yourself as a teacher? Do you enjoy helping others understand and explore faith? Even if you've never considered preaching, think about whether you could be being called to help others learn more about God.
Give thanks for those who serve God through preaching and teaching.